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FULL-THROTTLE FAMILY DAY: Barrett-Jackson Accelerates into Opening Weekend

Barrett-Jackson shifted into high gear for QuikTrip Family Day on Saturday, January 20, with an abundance of activities and experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.

The morning started with a session of “Supercar Therapy,” where over a dozen VICPs (Very Important Co-Pilots) and their families enjoyed a police-escorted supercar expedition in and around WestWorld. Lamborghinis, Ferraris, McLarens and even a Ford GT were part of this exhilarating adventure. The event culminated with a trip across the auction block, where the children, each of whom is battling serious illness or heavy life challenges, received a hero’s welcome. This marked a special moment in their journey with the Driven Project and Barrett-Jackson.

Shortly after the heartfelt moments on the auction block, the 2024 Scottsdale Auction Opening Ceremonies began with the proclamation of official “Barrett-Jackson Week” announced by Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega with Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson on the auction block. Following the proclamation, representatives from McPherson College joined Jackson on the block for a friendly hello. Barrett-Jackson funds scholarships for deserving students at McPherson College honoring Craig Jackson’s mother Nellie, his father Russ and brother Brian, all of whom were part of the foundation of the auction company.

Other highlights from the day included STEM Fest presented by HoneyWell with support from Arizona Milk Producers and Arizona SciTech Institute, which kicks off Barrett-Jackson’s 2024 Gearing Towards The Future initiative. STEM Fest offered children an array of STEM games, robotics and other activities.

Other attractions for guests to enjoy throughout the day included the Monster Energy BMX Show presented by Coca-Cola, thrill rides by Dodge and Toyota, Ram and Toyota dirt rides, Volvo and Dodge driving experiences, live music, indoor and outdoor dining, hundreds of sponsor and exhibitor displays and, of course, the opportunity to view over 2,000 auction vehicles and an exceptional offering of automobilia that will be crossing the block.

The Future Collector Car Show, presented by Meguiar’s, with support from Toyo Tires, Ford, U.S. Army and Safe Haven took place on the Polo Field. Over 200 cars vied for Best of Show, but ultimately a 1985 Renault R5 Turbo II owned by Mark Nicotera won top honors. Among the judges at the event was renowned automotive photographer Larry Chen, as well as members of Barrett-Jackson’s on-air talent team, April Rose and Tyler Hoover. The event continued its tradition of blending fashion with automotive culture with a fashion show produced by Luxe and City. The winning stylist, House of Donaldson: JC Donaldson, received a $1,500 cash prize, in addition to being named the Collection of the Year.

A highlight of the afternoon was a parade across the auction block of the nearly 50 builders contending for the coveted Barrett-Jackson Cup, presented by Castrol with support from Summit Racing Equipment, Meguiar’s, TMI and Orrefors, Kosta Boda and ProSlat. Rick DeBruhl, a “Barrett-Jackson LIVE” commentator, announced the incredible builds, which was enhanced by commentary from Craig Jackson, Barrett-Jackson President Steve Davis, and the esteemed Barrett-Jackson Cup judges Bobby Alloway and Troy Trepanier. Alloway and Trepanier will have the difficult challenge of assisting in narrowing the group of custom builds down to the Top 5, from which one winner will be chosen.

Fans can vote for their favorite builds on The build with the most votes will be awarded People’s Choice and will be announced – along with the prestigious Ultimate Best in Show winner – on Saturday, January 27.

The night before the custom builds crossed the block for the Barrett-Jackson Cup Parade, the venue had been transformed for the Rock the Block concert featuring Foreigner with Night Ranger. The bands did indeed rock the block in front of a sold-out audience in the auction arena. The concert, presented by Arizona Lottery, was opened by Eleeza, the winner of Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock “Proof is in the Pudding” Competition.

All of us at Barrett-Jackson are looking forward to sharing the excitement and enthusiasm that the upcoming week holds. Take a moment to view the gallery below, capturing the highlights of today’s activities around the auction site.

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MansBrand Unveils New Automotive Racing Section to Enhance Platform for Motor Enthusiasts

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MansBrand has announced they’re expanding their platform to include a dedicated section on automotive racing. This new area complements their existing content in men’s fashion, health, outdoor adventures, and grooming. The expanded platform aims to offer more comprehensive information and resources for automotive enthusiasts alongside its current categories.

MansBrand is known for offering a wide range of services and products for men. They provide fashion advice and trends to help men stay stylish, health news that covers physical and mental well-being, guidance for outdoor activities, and information on motor vehicles. The new automotive racing section will feature various aspects of the sport, including expert advice, product reviews, and the latest racing news.

This automotive racing section will give readers detailed comparisons and reviews of cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It will also include maintenance tips, safety advice, and recommendations on essential motor-related products and accessories. Readers can access comprehensive guides on the gear and equipment needed for both beginners and experienced racers.

Willis from MansBrand commented on the new addition: “Our new automotive racing section is a natural extension of what we already offer on the platform. We’ve observed that many of our users have a keen interest in motor vehicles and racing. By adding this section, we aim to meet the interests of our audience and provide them with valuable content and resources. We’re still focused on our core areas like fashion, health, and outdoor activities but now can offer more for those passionate about motorsports.”

MansBrand has always emphasized community interaction and engagement. The site features blogs where users can share experiences and tips on various topics, from fashion trends to essential grooming products. The new automotive racing section will follow the same approach, encouraging readers to discuss racing strategies, share personal experiences, and offer advice through blog posts and community forums.

The updated platform remains easy to navigate. It includes advanced search options and logically organized categories. Each product or piece of content comes with high-resolution images and detailed descriptions to help visitors make informed decisions about their style, health, outdoor activities, and now, automotive racing pursuits.

Adding automotive racing content doesn’t take away from MansBrand’s commitment to fashion. The site continues to offer a wide range of Mens Fashion items, including shirts, jeans, suits, jackets, and more. By keeping up with the latest trends, MansBrand ensures its users always have access to the best fashion advice. The platform regularly updates current trends and remains a go-to hub for all things related to men’s fashion.

In the health section, MansBrand provides information on various topics, including prostate health, heart disease, and mental well-being. It offers tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, provides resources for further research and treatment options, and promotes regular health check-ups and preventative care.

The outdoor and adventure category offers advice on hiking, camping, and other activities. It also includes product reviews and recommendations for outdoor gear and equipment, helping men enjoy their outdoor experiences to the fullest.

Willis further noted: “We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received from our users. They’ve found valuable insights and products across all sections of the site. The automotive racing section is something that many of our users were looking forward to, and it fits perfectly within our diverse range of offerings. We believe it will inspire more men to explore and engage with us.”

MansBrand is committed to continuous improvement and actively seeks and incorporates customer feedback. They aim to be a comprehensive hub for men looking to enhance various aspects of their lives, whether it’s through fashion, health advice, grooming tips, or now, automotive racing content.

By expanding their offerings, MansBrand hopes to encourage a proactive exchange of ideas and experiences. They aim to inspire men to embrace new fashion challenges, refine their style, and discover passions in automotive racing, outdoor adventure, and health-conscious living. The platform invites men from all walks of life to join its growing online community.

For a comprehensive experience, the Mens Fashion Website  also includes features that are easy to navigate. From advanced search capabilities to logically organized categories, every item is accompanied by high-resolution images and detailed descriptions.

For more details on the new automotive racing section and other categories, visit the official site.

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2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview

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The 29th annual Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, powered by O’Gara Coach, will bring a full day of free family fun to Beverly Hills on Sunday, June 16. This year’s Father’s Day car show will feature 100 rare and iconic vehicles, great food and plenty of entertainment. The Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance, which will take place between Wilshire Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., is one of the area’s most beloved annual events. Here’s a glimpse at what you can expect to see on California’s most iconic street:

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This year’s event will host a special celebration of hypercars, supercars, race cars, classics and custom-built showstoppers. Provided by exclusive private collections, passionate car enthusiasts and even some of the world’s most recognized manufacturers, this has become one of the country’s preeminent luxury car shows.


Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Chairman Bruce Meyer, Beverly Hills Mayor Lester Friedman, Rodeo Drive Committee President Kay Monica Rose and renowned car buff Jay Leno will present trophies to 12 award-winning entrants—from “Most Elegant” to “Best in Show”—on the main stage starting at noon.

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Title: 2024 Rodeo Drive Concours d’Elegance Preview
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Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more

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The latest café racers, flat trackers, and electric scooters.
We kick things off with a feel-good story of a botched Ducati 996 custom job, rescued by a talented garage builder. Then we look at a dazzling Yamaha SR500 flat tracker from 20-year-old Moritz Bree, a dustbin-faired Honda Dax from K-Speed, and a BMW CE 04 scooter from Deus ex Machina.

Ducati 996 café racer by Jaron Hall
Ducati 996 by Jaron Hall Most people would balk at the idea of customizing a Ducati 996, but Utah-based garage builder Jaron Hall’s work on this 996 is nothing short of noble. That’s because when Jaron got his hands on the 996, it was in dire need of saving.

The Ducati’s previous owner had tried to turn it into a scrambler, so it came to Jaron with no fairings, a hacked subframe, and a smorgasbord of sketchy parts. Working after hours (he has a marketing day job), and taking on the entire build solo, Jaron turned the mongrel 996 into a high-class Italian café racer.

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Title: Speed Read: A garage-built Ducati 996 café racer and more
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